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Richard C. Tompson

May 28, 1946 ~ October 19, 2021 (age 75)

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St. Johnsville - Richard C. Tompson, 75, of Baum Road, St. Johnsville passed away on Tuesday October 19, 2021 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, NY.

 He was born on May 28, 1946 in Little Falls the son of the late Francis and Marie (Nellis) Tompson and was a graduate of St. Johnsville High School, class of 1964.

 Richard joined the United States Air Force and served from 1964 and was honorably discharged in February 1972. Upon returning from the service he furthered his education at Schenectady County Community College where he received his Engineering Degree.

 He worked for 30 years at Northeast Controls. Upon his retirement, he was able to do much travelling.

 He was a member of the Seeker’s Fellowship Church and was a member of the West St. Johnsville Cemetery Board, folding the position of Vice President since July of 2010.

 Rich was pre-deceased by his parents, Francis and Marie; his wife Darlene Sanders Tompson; his brother, William Tompson.

 Survivors include his son, James Tompson and his wife Tracy; his daughter, Jessica Tompson; his step-children, Bryn (Myra) Trumbull, Bobbie Jo (Mark) Rowland, Shannon (Rich) Welch Gannon, and Josh (Jennifer) Welch, step-grandchildren, Brandon (Constance) Trumbull, Austin & Robert Trumbull, Avery and Savannah Rowland, Aubrey, Taya and Kaylin Gannon and Clayton and Dustin Welch; a great grandchild, Garrett Trumbull. He is also survived by many friends and family including, Bill and Sherry Kneaskern, Lori and Janelle Pawling, Leslie and Charles Siegel, Mike and Holly Wentworth, Bob and Maryann, Charlie and Diane, Sue and David, Mike and Diane, Ron and Darlene, Patti and Sherry, The Bode family and the Smith family.

 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11:00 am from the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to the Masonic Lodge), 20 Bridge St., St. Johnsville, NY 518-568-7040, with Rev. Michael Yezierski, officiating. Burial will follow at West St. Johnsville Cemetery with full military honors. The family will be receiving relatives and friends on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 am until the time of the services at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, all memorial contributions may be made to either, Pura Syndrome, Make a Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House or to Roswell Park Cancer Center. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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